In 1976 Ann Daneke Worthington graduated from the School of Home Economics, a precursor to today’s College of Health, where she studied communications. She spent her career as a real estate agent in Sacramento, California, and, together with her husband David, raised two daughters.
In 2023, Ann read an article in the Oregon Stater alumni magazine about the work being conducted by the Center for Healthy Aging Research. Ann and David decided to plan an estate gift that will establish a faculty scholar position for College of Health faculty working with the center on research related to neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinson’s disease. They intend for their fund to lead to better understanding, treatment and prevention of such diseases.